It seems, Hollywood is still not tired of making films with the background of a massive disaster that destroys the Earth (like you who broke my heart after marrying him #curcol). Even though they often get negative responses from critics, the films with the theme of “the end is near” are indeed proven to still sell well in the market. Starting from Deep Impact (1998), The Day After Tomorrow (2004), to 2012 (2009).
In 2017, there is another global catastrophe-themed film hitting the big screen. Which starts showing in cinemas this Friday (13/10). Alias is a week ahead of its release schedule in the United States. Title: Geostorm.
The story of the film Geostorm is set in the future. To be precise, several years after the present. It is said, at that time, the leaders of countries around the world united in developing satellite technology in outer space. Which is a very noble goal. Namely, to control the weather. And prevent extreme climate change that can threaten the safety of mankind.
However, what we expect, often times, doesn’t match reality (like I expected to date you, but you married him #curcol). The weather control satellite named Dutch Boy actually suffered severe damage. In just three years after being put into operation. As a result, bad weather, ranging from hurricanes, storms, to tsunamis, can’t be controlled. Then hit the whole cleavage, uh world, I mean.
The only hope of mankind lies on the shoulders of Jake Lawson (Gerard Butler). Dutch Boy design scientist. Which is then assigned to repair the satellite in space. Helped by his younger brother, Max (Jim Sturgess), and his colleagues, can the father of a cute girl named Hannah (Talitha Bateman) race against time to prevent the imminent apocalypse?
Btw, besides being strengthened by several well-known actors, such as Gerard Butler, Jim Sturgess, Ed Harris, Andy Garcia, and Daniel Wu, the film released by Warner Bros. Pictures also features two super actresses. Namely: Abbie Cornish and Alexandra Maria Lara. Abbie Cornish as Sarah Wilson. A US Secret Service agent. Which is Max’s girlfriend. Meanwhile, Alexandra Maria Lara becomes Ute Fassbinder. Commander on the space station. Which is a joke from Jake.
Geostorm itself is the debut for director Dean Devlin. Who, previously, had experience as a producer on Stargate (1994) and Independence Day (1996). The shooting process for Geostorm, in fact, started in October 2014. And it was completed in February 2015. Therefore, initially, the film was slated to be released on March 25, 2016. However, due to conflicts with the schedule for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), Warner Bros. Pictures then postponed it until this year.
In the trailer and poster for the film Geostorm, which was released some time ago, we can see the horror that has swept across the world due to the malfunction of man-made technology. Various scenes of the destruction of historical buildings and monuments were presented. In fact, it looks like a huge wave that is taller than a skyscraper. Who is ready to sweep away a father and daughter. Who was standing hugging in the middle of the city.
However, unfortunately, so far, there has been no response from critics. Because Geostorm is only going to air in America next week. However, what is certain, as many as 92% of visitors to the Rotten Tomatoes site want to watch this film with a budget of USD 81 million.